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Downtown Marlborough redevelopment plans move forward

July 22nd, 2014

This conceptual rendering of the future design of Downtown Marlborough was one of many displayed at the Open House Forum held July 18 at the Masonic Hall.
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Marlborough – An open house forum to discuss conceptual design and plans for a revitalized downtown Marlborough was held July 18. Residents, city officials and business owners observed and offered comments to members of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Planning Committee that has been working cohesively to come up with a workable plan.

Northborough firefighter graduates from state firefighting academy

July 22nd, 2014

Northborough Firefighter Thomas R. Monagle 
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Region – Thomas R. Monagle graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s (MFA) Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program in a ceremony held at the Department of Fire Services in Stow July 18. Monagle, from the Northborough Fire Department, was one of 22 graduates from 11 fire departments from across the state. He joined the department in December 2013, starting out as a paramedic.

Local Scouts present colors at Fenway

July 21st, 2014

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Northborough – Boy Scout Troop 101 of Northborough was invited to present the colors before the start of the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park July 7. The group was led by Eagle Scout Dan Fitzgerald, who was joined by fellow Scouts Eric Coughlin, Alec Somers, Issac Theriault, Kevin Tucker, Jonathon Moses, Preston Green and [...]

Southborough youth strive to save historic home from demolition

July 21st, 2014

Protesting the possible demolition of the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion are (l to r) Maggie Shoemaker, 14; her brother Joe, 12; Sophia Scaringi; 12; and Bridget Brady, 14.
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Southborough – A group of Southborough teens are learning an important lesson during summer break. They organized a grassroots effort to save the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main Street from possible demolition.

The house was built in 1850 by Joseph Burnett, founder of several town landmarks including St. Mark’s School and Deerfoot Farms. It was sold to the Garfield family in 1947. Recently, the building was slated to be purchased by Westborough-based developer Robert Moss for $1.5 million from Jon Delli Priscoli, who bought it in 2012.

Westborough man arrested after altercations at trailer park

July 21st, 2014

Westborough –  Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 7/20/14, at 6:56 PM, the Westborough Police responded to 165 Turnpike Rd., the Westboro Trailer Park, for a male reportedly riding a motorcycle around the park erratically endangering the other residents. The arriving units located an individual, Albert J. DeFelice age 52 of [...]

Golf tournament supports Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest

July 20th, 2014

Fran Hurley, president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Gary Violette, R.F. Wood Award recipient, and Jeff Wood Sr. Photo/Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest

Marlborough – Over 100 golfers piled into golf carts to spend a day on the course for the 22nd annual R.F. Wood Kids Classic Tournament held at the Marlborough Country Club July 14. The tournament, in honor of Bob “R.F.” Wood, supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest in Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. This year’s tournament drew 138 participants and included raffles, a silent auction, lunch and dinner in addition to the golf competition.

Pastoral Counseling Center starts new weekly support groups

July 18th, 2014

Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center, 7 Church St., is offering several weekly groups: a Tuesday evening divorce support group, a caregivers group, a women’s midlife group, a grief and loss group, a beginning dream interpretation group and a monthly women’s spirituality group that will begin in September. For more information call Mary Taber at [...]

Grafton firefighter killed in car crash

July 18th, 2014

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Grafton-  Grafton Police Normand A. Crepeau, Jr  released this statement regarding a motor vehicle accident which killed a member of the Grafton Fire Department,  Steven Magliaro, who was 48. On Monday, July 14, 2014, at about 10:45 pm, members of the Grafton Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of 141 Worcester St. in [...]

Southborough steps up economic development effort

July 17th, 2014

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Southborough – “You have what most of the world wants,” said Prof. Maureen Dunne as she finished her presentation to the Southborough Board of Selectmen July 15. “But the race is on.”

Dunne, of the MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) at Framingham State University, was before the board to present the results of a recent study completed for Southborough that looked at the town’s business, non-profit and employment activity.

Northborough Police Chief: Crosswalk safety issues a matter of ‘pace of life’

July 15th, 2014

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Northborough – Selectman Leslie Rutan raised the issue of pedestrian safety on crosswalks around town at the Board of Selectmen meeting July 14, asking what the town can do to make crossing the street safer.

Rutan and others have raised the concern before and the same discussion has taken place in most other local communities. In Northborough, extra signage was erected to alert drivers to crosswalks and state grants have been used in the past to beef up enforcement.

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